Betfair Chase 2021 Runners Guide: A look at the eight runners in Haydock Park feature

Betfair Chase Runners: Bristol De Mai is one of eight lining up at Haydock Park
Betfair Chase Runners: Bristol De Mai is one of eight lining up at Haydock Park

A quality field of eight runners will line up for the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon, and we take a look at the entire field here, and provide an odds comparison grid for the Grade 1 feature...

1. A Plus Tard - R Blackmore - H De Bromhead

A former Cheltenham Festival winner that has turned into one of the premier staying chasers in Ireland, and heads into this event on the back of some fine performances over fences last season. A spectacular winner of the Savills Chase at Leopardstown in December, A Plus Tard then was a gallant runner-up behind stablemate Minella Indo in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. There's no doubting that he will be targeted at the premier spring prize once again at the 2022 Festival, so is sure to improve for his first outing this year, but he's a real class act, and is the one to beat.

2. Bristol De Mai - D Jacob - N Twiston-Davies

A sensational three-times winner of the Betfair Chase, Bristol De Mai is attempting to join Kauto Star on four wins in the prestigious Haydock Park Grade 1 event. A real course specialist, whose last three wins have come at the Lancashire track, the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained will have to deal with quicker conditions in this year's renewal, which could ultimately go against him. However, he's sure to run a solid race in his quest for glory once again, and can only be discounted at your peril.

3. Chatham Street Lad - S Quinlan - M Winters

A hugely progressive chaser last season, Chatham Street Lad propelled into the limelight when storming to a 15-length victory in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham last December. Only able to finish fourth in the Grade 1 Marsh Novices' Chase at the festival, the Michael Winters-trained charge bounced back to form with a win at Limerick, but he was disappointing on his first start this season, and while he will strip fitter here, the jury is out on whether he is a real top level performer.

4. Clondaw Castle - J Burke - T George

An ultra-consistent nine-year-old, who sparkled at Kempton Park back in February with a win in a competitive Kempton Park Grade 3 handicap chase. Kicking on from that effort with a fine second placed finish behind Clan Des Obeaux in the Grade 1 Betway Bowl at Aintree, Clondaw Castle has forced his way to the highest level. Well beaten in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in his first run, Tom George's contender will need to improve immeasurably here, and will face a stern test.

5. Imperial Aura - D Bass - K Bailey

Similarly to A Plus Tard, Imperial Aura has gone from winning a handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival and has blossomed into a top notch Graded chaser. A former winner of the novices' handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival, Kim Bailey's star then showed his class when winning the 1965 Chase at Ascot last term. Last seen pulling up in the Ryanair Chase in March, Bailey's raider will step up in trip for this event, and looks to have work to do to contend with a few of those towards the head of the betting.

BLACK FRIDAY OFFER Bet £10 On Any First Race & Get 7 x £5 FREE Bets BLACK FRIDAY OFFER

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. Promo code RACE35. New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply

6. Next Destination - H Cobden - P Nicholls

A Grade 1-winning hurdler when under the stewardship of Willie Mullins, Next Destination has continue to blossom in the hands of Paul Nicholls, and despite being nine years old he still has very few miles on the clock over fences, and could be a potential lively outsider here. Last seen finishing a fine second to Galvin in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, Next Destination will look to kick on from that effort - which is top notch form - and if he can continue on an upward curve over fences then he could turn into a potential Cheltenham Gold Cup contender this season.

7. Royale Pagaille - C Deutsch - V Williams

Made huge strides over fences last season, which culminated in a runaway win in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock Park, Royale Pagaille then lined up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Finding the hustle and bustle of the blue riband event too much, the Venetia Williams-trained could only finish in sixth place. But, he will embark another season looking to make waves in Grade 1 company, so he's a fascinating runner here and adds significant depth to the race.

8. Waiting Patiently - B Hughes - C Williams

A real top-notch chaser a few years ago, which saw him land the Grade 1 Ascot Chase in 2018, Waiting Patiently has struggled to get his head in front in recent times, but has put up some notable efforts in defeat. Second to Frodon in last season's King George VI Chase, Waiting Patiently will look to emulate that display, and a switch to Christian Williams yard could galvanise him to try and get front again. Fascinating runner.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds
Advert Disclaimer is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+
Money Back As CASH Up To £20 (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
#AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only |
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. T&Cs apply
Today's Most tipped
Add All Tips To Betslip
Latest racing results
1st Royal Romeo
1st Kilbunny Pontic
3rd Sa Fureur
1st Gua Du Large
2nd Glan
3rd Magic Tricks
1st Made For You
2nd Tinnahalla
3rd Begin The Luck
View All Today's Results